review of the citizen initiative method of proposing amendments to the Florida Constitution
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review of the citizen initiative method of proposing amendments to the Florida Constitution by Florida. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Governmental Reform and Oversight.

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Published by The Committee in [Tallahassee] .
Written in English

Subjects:

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  • Florida.

Subjects:

  • Referendum -- Florida.,
  • Constitutional amendments -- Florida.

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Edition Notes

Statementby staff of the Senate Committee on Governmental Reform and Oversight.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKFF419 .A25 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 75 p. ;
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL937848M
LC Control Number95621706

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F. Discussion of Impact of Proposed Amendment. Section , F.S., requires the FIEC to review, analyze, and estimate the financial impact of amendments to or revisions of the State Constitution proposed by initiative. In this regard, the FIEC considers whether the proposed amendment increases or decreases any revenues or costs to state and. The Florida Initiative Rights Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively referred constitutional amendment on the November 7, ballot in Florida, where it was approved.. This amendment modified Article XI, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution to provide for single subject constitutional amendments via citizen initiative. Prior to the amendment, one a single section of the.   In Florida, the people have a right to propose amendments to the Florida Constitution through an initiative petition process. In addition to other requirements, this initiative petition process requires a specific number of petitions to be signed by registered Florida voters before the proposed amendment by initiative can appear on the ballot. Constitutional Amendments; Constitutional Amendments General Information. Proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution may be made by a joint resolution of the Florida Legislature, a citizens’ initiative, a proposal from the Constitution Revision Commission, or a proposal from the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission.

Florida in With amendments, the constitution remains the underlying framework of Florida constitutional law today. It is in the constitution that the primary source of direct democ-racy in Florida first appeared, namely, the initiative method of alcitranceof thelegislatureaboutamending. A NO vote on this amendment: Would keep the current language in the Florida Constitution that every citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen years old, a permanent resident of the state, and registered to vote in the state can vote. Pros: Clear language that defines who can and cannot vote in Florida elections. 21 hours ago  Amendments to change constitutional language to explicitly require voters to be U.S. citizens are on the ballot in Alabama, Colorado, and Florida. A similar initiative was proposed in Maine targeting the ballot, though the effort in Maine was suspended as of Octo , citing fundraising difficulties. 3. fla. s. comm. on gov't reform & oversight, a review of the citizen initiative method of proposing amendments to the florida constitution 9 () (on. file. with. comm.) [hereinafter citizen inrriative]. 4. fla. const. art. xi, § 3; see talbot d'alemrte, the florida state constitu-tion-a reference guide 13 ().

See also: Laws governing ballot measures in Florida Florida Senate Joint Resolution was designed to amend the state constitution to increase the supermajority requirement to approve constitutional amendments from 60 percent to percent (two-thirds).. As a proposed constitutional amendment, HRJ would require voter approval by a 60 percent majority. Headlines Initiative would change Florida constitution to say ‘only a citizen’ can vote. The effort would likely boost the immigration debate during the election. In Florida, the people have a right to propose amendments to Florida’s Constitution through a citizen initiative petition process. In addition to other requirements, this citizen initiative process requires a specific number of petitions to be signed by registered Florida voters before the item can appear on the ballot. Per the Florida. proposed amendment, this specific issue would be considered de minimis. The intent of the proposed amendment is to change language in the Florida Constitution addressing voter eligibility from “every citizen” to “only a citizen.” The word “every” is explicitly inclusive, while “only” is implicitly exclusive.